Parental influence on dating
Fetus’s sensory structures are undoubtedly present early on in prenatal development.
However, studies show that, despite the fact that some learned preferences in utero last for a small window of time after birth, these preferences are not enduring and will fade before making a lasting impact on the child.
However, after the birth of their child, parents have crucial roles in impacting different aspects of their child’s development in a variety of ways, especially regarding behavioral/social development.
Therefore, a response must occur soon after the action, especially in the case of infants, in order for the child to make the association between the consequence and action.
If a parent wants to increase the frequency of a certain behavior, they should respond with reinforcement.
Because of this, we would like to emphasize the influence parents can have on the behavioral/social development of their child and the importance or parents to utilize “authoritarian” parenting styles.
As a parent, one of the greatest influences you can have on the development of your child is the parenting style that you employ when interacting with them.